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World First Library Product

Raeco is committed to environmental sustainability – it’s in our name RAECO. A global leader in book covering, we’ve spent the last three years developing a biodegradable book covering solution.

The result is Bioguard 80® – the world’s first fully biodegradable book covering.

We’ve successfully developed an “active biodegradable ingredient” that enables Bioguard 80® to fully biodegrade when placed in the right compositable environment (landfill or compost) without leaving microplastics.

Bioguard 80® is a specially formulated film that emulates similar properties and applications to Bookguard – with the added benefit of being biodegradable.



Our research indicates plant-based coverings promoted to be green or environmentally friendly are not fully biodegradable. They “break down” to micro plastics which are incredibly dangerous toxins and remain in the environment. Microplastics build up in oceans, contaminate soil, waterways and accumulate inside countless animals and marine life.

Some plant-based starches used in manufacturing reduce the clarity of covering, producing a milky glaze.



Bioguard 80® is manufactured by Raeco so customers can expect our highest standards of clarity and quality.

Bioguard 80® is the same thickness [80 microns] as Bookguard 80 and offers the same protection as Bookguard. Application of both products remains the same.

Bioguard 80® is suitable to cover all books covered by existing 80-micron adhesive book covering. Features include

  • Fully Biodegradable AND recyclable
  • Repositionable / Delayed bond
  • Acid Free
  • Gloss finish
  • UV stabilised – won’t yellow, shrink or crack
  • Roll shelf life – before opening: 12-18 months in normal library office conditions
  • Waterproof protection to the surfaces of books



STOCKS ARRIVING LATE-JULY – PRE ORDER TODAY – call 1300 727 231, email support@raeco.com.au or search “Bio” on our website.

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